Windows 10 Repeatedly Disconnects Network Drives

Mark Berry August 19, 2016

A few weeks ago, I upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10 Pro. The most frustrating problem has been that mapped drives on my server frequently disconnect. One of my database programs relies on a mapped drive and keeps crashing. If I had File Explorer open, it loses its location:

Group Polcy Drive Maps 1

The outages were very brief:  I could immediately connect to the location again.

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Windows 8.1 Update Scheduling

Mark Berry February 24, 2016

Windows Update on Windows 8/8.1/2012/2012R2 has some confusing behavior.

I’m assuming you’ve installed the 2013 patch 2885694 to get more control over the updates. You’ll probably want to read the WSUS blog article about that patch. But still you may be wondering how updates work without and with group policy.

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Install GFI MAX Agent via Startup Script

Mark Berry October 2, 2014

GFI MAX RemoteManagement has instructions on using Group Policy Software Settings to deploy the Advanced Monitoring Agent. However, this note warned me off:

Please note: to avoid configuration issues we suggest that any updates to the Agent are deployed from the Software Distribution Point folder.

I don’t want to use Software Settings for agent updates; I want to use the RemoteManagement dashboard. And in fact, my experience trying to use Software Settings to manage other programs has not been great. I’d rather just install the agent with a startup script.

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